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Palestinians: Ethnonational group of Palestine
The Palestinian people, also referred to as Palestinians or Palestinian Arabs, are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine continuously over the centuries and who today are largely culturally and linguistically Arab; this definition includes those ethnic Jews and Samaritans who fit this definition. Despite various wars and exoduses, roughly one half of the world's Palestinian population continues to reside in historic Palestine, the area encompassing the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel. In this combined area, as of 2005, Palestinians constituted 49% of all inhabitants, encompassing the entire population of the Gaza Strip (1.865 million), the majority of the population of the West Bank and 20.95% of the population of Israel proper as Arab citizens of Israel. Many are Palestinian refugees or internally displaced Palestinians, including more than a million in the Gaza Strip, about 750,000 in the West Bank and about 250,000 in Israel proper. Of the Palestinian population who live abroad, known as the Palestinian diaspora, more than half are stateless, lacking citizenship in any country. Between 2.1 and 3.24 million of the diaspora population live as refugees in neighboring Jordan, over 1 million live between Syria and Lebanon and about 750,000 live in Saudi Arabia, with Chile's half a million representing the largest concentration outside the Middle East.

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Israel’s annexation plans 'illegal', says UN human rights chief [Video]

Israel’s annexation plans 'illegal', says UN human rights chief

The consequences are likely to be "disastrous for the Palestinians, for Israel itself, and for the wider region," warns UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.View on euronews

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ICC to launch investigation into war crimes by Israel [Video]

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Human rights organisations say that Israeli military courts give an illusion of justice when the victims are Palestinians.

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More than 1,000 European MPs call for Israel annexation to be halted and warn of 'consequences'

They expressed "serious concerns" about the US plan to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict.View on euronews

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Palestinians from occupied West Bank stranded abroad [Video]

Palestinians from occupied West Bank stranded abroad

The foreign ministry promises to help return those who have been stranded soon.

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George Floyd mural painted on West Bank barrier [Video]

George Floyd mural painted on West Bank barrier

A mural of George Floyd appeared this week on the West Bank wall in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

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Outrage as Israeli police kill autistic Palestinian man [Video]

Outrage as Israeli police kill autistic Palestinian man

Israeli police in Jerusalem shot and killed an autistic Palestinian who they mistakenly thought was armed with a gun, provoking furious condemnation.View on euronews

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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UN envoy says Israel must 'abandon threats of annexation' [Video]

UN envoy says Israel must 'abandon threats of annexation'

Palestinians reject Trump's plan that would see the annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley.

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Jewish settler convicted in arson attack that killed Palestinians [Video]

Jewish settler convicted in arson attack that killed Palestinians

The 2015 attack in the occupied West Bank village of Duma killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and his parents.

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Palestinians look to a digital future to connect with their past [Video]

Palestinians look to a digital future to connect with their past

Virtual reality tours have replaced flag-waving rallies as Palestinians facing coronavirus restrictions create digital spaces to lament the loss of their physical homeland in 1948. Lauren Anthony..

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Farmers, shepherds face loss of livelihoods in occupied West Bank [Video]

Farmers, shepherds face loss of livelihoods in occupied West Bank

Palestinians in the Jordan Valley already have limited space to expand and movement is limited because of COVID-19.

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